Chase Johnson, right, sits behind the Dayton bench during a game against Georgia Southern on Dec. 29, 2018, at UD Arena.
Photo: David Jablonski - Staff Writer
Photo: David Jablonski - Staff Writer

Florida transfer commits to Dayton Flyers, filling last 2019 scholarship

Chase Johnson is a 6-9 forward from West Virginia

Johnson visited the University of Dayton on Dec. 29, two days after announcing he was transferring from the Florida Gators. He visited the University of Pittsburgh on Saturday.

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Johnson sat behind the bench during Dayton’s game against Georgia Southern at UD Arena. He’s a 6-foot-9 redshirt freshman forward from Ripley, W.Va., who attended Huntington Prep (W.Va.). He was a four-star recruit who ranked 85th in the class of 2017, according to 247Sports.com.

Johnson played in four games a year ago as a freshman and received a medical redshirt because of concussion issues. He appeared in two games this season, averaging 3.0 points and 2.0 rebounds in six minutes per game and was hampered by another concussion early in the season.

Dayton had one scholarship open in the 2019 class before Johnson’s decision. It has signed one recruit in the class: Moulaye Sissoko.

Johnson will be the fourth transfer signed during Anthony Grant’s first two seasons. Dayton has three transfers sitting out this season: Ibi Watson, of Michigan; Rodney Chatman, of Chattanooga; and Jordy Tshimanga, of Nebraska. All three will debut next season.

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